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Windows 7: Installation issue, problem with network controller

16 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7/XP
Installation issue, problem with network controller

I hope someone can help me as I am absolutely baffled as to what to do next. I was following solution 2 in this tutorial and I have got as far as step 5 (had to create a slipstream disk but that seemed to work). Windows XP installs and then restarts but after posting it gets stuck at "Verifying DMI Pool Data.......E.....". The letter "E" is highlighted in red and there is a red smiley face next to the "10EC" in the network cntrlr Vendor column in the PCI Devices Listing. That being said, I recently installed the usual windows 7 updates on my other system and my wireless card suddenly stopped working. Digging around I discovered that it was now unsupported, wonderful! I wonder if this has anything to do with the issue. Regardless, I cannot get past this screen into Windows 7 or XP now! Recovery console was absolutely no help and my copy of Windows 7 was a download (student edition via digital river) so I can't just pop the disk in like I can with my XP disk. Any suggestions anyone please, very very stuck.

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18 Apr 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Try this to get your Win 7 install working:
Safe Mode

Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.

System Repair Disc - Create
System Recovery Options
Repair Install
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18 Apr 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP


For many reasons including this one, you should burn a WIn7 DVD from the download asap.

If you have the ISO, burn it using ImgBurn at 4x with Verify - it never fails.

If you have Digital River Box files: Make bootable iso from student d/l

If you have downloaded files: Bootable ISO - Create from Installation Files

Here is a link to recover your Student Download: Microsoft Fixes Windows 7 Student Edition Upgrade Problems - Windows 7 student edition - Gizmodo

Take the wireless card issue to the appropriate forum for resolution, which may be as simple as installing the driver in Vista/XP compatibility mode.
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25 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7/XP

Thanks for the help folks, I actually found a bootable ISO here:

Windows 7 ISO x86 and x64 Official Direct Download Links (Ultimate, Professional and Home Premium) My Digital Life

Just used this to repair my Windows 7 installation and gave up on the whole dual boot scenario. The whole point was because my copy of Protools 7.4 won't run on windows 7 (thanks digidesign, can always count on you to keep up!) so I guess I'll just upgrade to Protools 8. More money for the man.

Again thanks, I will definitely make copies of all my OSs going forward.
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